Each virtual machine (VM) is an independent system with an independent set of virtual hardware. Its main features are the following:
- A virtual machine resembles and works like a regular computer. It has its own virtual hardware. Software applications can run in virtual machines without any modifications or adjustment.
- Virtual machine configuration can be changed easily, for example, by adding new virtual disks or memory.
- Although virtual machines share physical hardware resources, they are fully isolated from each other (file system, processes, sysctl variables) and the compute node.
- A virtual machine can run any supported guest operating system.
The following table lists the current virtual machine configuration limits:
|CPU||8 virtual CPUs|
|Storage||15 volumes, 512 TiB each|
The guest operating systems listed below have been tested and are supported in virtual machines.
- Windows Server 2019 – Essentials, Standard, Datacenter editions
- Windows Server 2016 – Essentials, Standard, Datacenter editions
- Windows Server 2012 R2 – Essentials, Standard, Datacenter editions
- Windows Server 2012 – Standard, Datacenter editions
- Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 – Standard, Datacenter editions
- Windows 10 – Home, Professional, Enterprise, Enterprise 2016 LTSB editions
- Windows 8.1 – Home, Professional, Enterprise editions
- Windows 7 – Home, Professional, Enterprise editions
Linux distributions and versions:
- CentOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x, 7.x
- Debian 10.x, 9.x
- Ubuntu 20.04.x, 18.04.x, 16.04.x